1999 Arie Luyendyk Signed Treadway Racing Used Media Suit
This Simpson suit was worn by “The Flying Dutchman” Arie Luyendyk. The winner of the 1990 and 1997 Indy 500 used this suit for media and photoshoot engagements in his lead up to what was announced (at the time) to be his final Indy 500 in 1999 and retirement from racing. Luyendyk, however, did return to race in 2001 and 02 Indy 500.
The suit is a replica of one Luyendyk wore while driving a Treadway Racing, G-Force car in the race. Please note, this is a media suit only and not a race suit. It does not have the internal flame retardant materials required to use in a race situation.
The red and black suit has all of the markings as the original race suit would have had. Main team sponsor Sprint PCS lettering and logo appear on both front and back of the suit, also on the back there is Meijer Supermarket branding. It also has many other sponsor/suppliers brandings on both arms and chest including Provimi, Coca Cola and Keco to name just a few. The waist belt has a Luyendyk’s signature embroidered on to it. However, Arie Luyendyk has personally signed the suit to the left chest in silver sharpie.
This would be a great addition to a collection at a fraction of the price of an original Arie Luyendyk race worn suit.